It's that time of year for comfort foods and healthy eating. Nourish your teeth and soul with these easy bone/vegan broth recipes: Traditional Bone Broth Recipe 4 pounds of beef marrow, knuckle bones, bits of leftover beef, or 2 chicken feet 3 pounds meaty rib or neck bones 4 or more quarts cold water 1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider is our favorite) 3 onions, coarsely chopped (or your bag of collected frozen onion parts) 3 carrots coarsely chopped (I omit this sometimes) 3 celery sticks, coarsely chopped (I omit this if I don’t have celery) Sea salt (optional)only after broth is completed, add 2-3 garlic cloves 2 hours before completion and parsley if desired. Preparation: Place all of your bones that have meaty bits on them on a large cookie sheet (with sides) or roasting pan and brown in the oven at 350 degrees until well-browned (30-60 minutes usually). Meanwhile, [...]
Every day in our office we see patients with cavities and demineralized tooth structure and we get asked the same question: I brush my teeth how can I be getting cavities? What causes them? Some Common Causes of Cavities Demineralize means to deprive mineral content from teeth and bones. The repeated cycles of acid attacks cause the enamel to continue to lose minerals. If a tooth is exposed to acid frequently if you eat or drink foods or drinks containing sugar and starches If you have acid reflux If you drink juices/sports drinks/energy drinks, etc A white spot may appear where minerals have been lost. This is a sign of early decay. Tooth decay can be stopped or reversed at this point. Enamel can repair itself by using minerals from saliva and one can strengthen the inside of the tooth and repair mechanisms through diet. Here's the type of diet [...]
Get Salty! Salt n Pepper paste is amazing. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and an analgesic. I prefer “RealSalt” or a Himalyan Salt because they are full of minerals help to remineralize teeth and beat cavities. Grind black pepper and make a 50/50 mix of pepper and salt and apply it to the painful or sensitive tooth and let it sit. Repeat every hour, if pain does not subside try crushing garlic cloves and adding it to the paste. Get Oily! Clove oil will numb the pain and Helicrysium and Frankincense Oil will work on helping to get rid of bacteria and infection. Give your oil addition antiseptic properties by adding real vanilla in with these oils. 1 drop of the oil mixture should be placed on affected area every 10 minutes until pain subsides up to 6 applications. Get Weepy! Stop crying from the tooth pain and start Crying from [...]
What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants can be made from titanium or zirconium (white) and solid porcelain teeth or plastic teeth can be placed on top of implants to restore the smile of patients. Not to mention patients can eat the foods they love again, they can kiss, smile and talk just like they did in their 20’s. What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants? Improved appearance - Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. Improved speech - With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip. Improved [...]
Open House Tuesday July 28th We're hosting an open house for new and existing patients on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. We'll be teaching you how to make your own natural toothpaste and natural mouthwash. Please provide your own mason jar, and we will provide the fun. Snacks and drinks will be provided as well. Please RSVP using the form below by 7/27/2015 for us to insure we have enough for everyone!
Everybody knows that teeth are connected to the jaw, but did you know they’re also connected to the pancreas? Spleen? Brain? Every organ in your body, in fact. First and foremost, they’re connected by the bloodstream. And blood travels fast. When Dr. Ralph Steinman of Loma Linda University injected dye into a rat’s stomach, within minutes, the dye showed up in the inner pulp chamber of a tooth. Within an hour, it could be seen in the enamel. This connection via the circulation is why any infection in your mouth causes a risk to your overall health. It’s why patients with chronic inflammatory illnesses that don’t respond to medication finally show improvement once they address the health of their teeth. By ridding the mouth and teeth of chronic infections, blood sugar levels can decrease, arthritis can become less painful, thyroid hormones can regulate, and symptoms from diseases such as Lyme [...]
Your shoulder bone’s connected to your neck bone. Your neck bone’s connected to your head bone… And your head bone’s connected to your teeth. And your teeth are connected to everything in your body! Of course, your teeth aren’t bones. They’re white and heavy with calcium, but that’s where the similarity ends. Bone is mostly protein collagen, which makes them flexible. Teeth are a calcified structure of dentin and enamel, which makes them the strongest structure in your body. Bone can also regenerate. If it gets fractured, new cells rush into the crack to repair the break. Not so with teeth, unfortunately. Enamel can’t grow back, and fractures can’t mend. Now, when you actually break a tooth, that’s something you need to get fixed right away. But clenching, grinding and even normal use can eventually lead to what are known as craze lines. These hairline cracks don’t cause any pain, [...]
Book Dental Cleaning for April 10th or April 17th & Get a FREE Teeth Whitening Kit Book a dental cleaning for this Friday, April 10th, or Friday, April 17th, and you'll receive a free a kit of Venus White Ultra Whitening Trays. Learn more about teeth whitening >> Venus White Ultra Whitening Trays They're Easy: Once a day treatments for seven days. Visibly whiter teeth in only three days. They're Strong and Minty: Disposable trays are pre-filled with mint-flavored 11.2% hydrogen peroxide gel. They're comfortable: ultra thin and designed to mold securely around each tooth. Use the form below to schedule your cleaning or call us at 410-224-4500. If the form won't let you schedule for the date you'd like, give us a call and we'll do our best to fit you in.
A few years ago, Lauren Singer started a blog called Trash Is For Tossers to document her choice to live a Zero Waste Life in New York City. Her blog is full of advice, shopping recommendations, frequently asked questions and recipes that can help you on your path to zero waste. Zero Waste Toothpaste Lauren's YouTube channel features a video that teaches you how to make organic, vegan Zero Waste toothpaste. https://youtu.be/DIpTXQl7qT0 Lauren was recently featured on GlobalCitizen.org where they showcase 7 tips for going zero waste. Looking for a dentist that cares about sustainability? Annapolis Green Dental is committed to doing our part to make Annapolis (and Maryland) more sustainable. We are currently accepting new patients. Use our online form to schedule your appointment. What Our Customers Are Saying Betsy, Odenton, MD "Another great visit to The Green Dentist. Dr. Gina is amazing, as are her staff! Dave at [...]
Four Reasons To Schedule Your Dental Exam with Annapolis Green Dental Today Our teeth and gums deal with a lot. We use them every day, and while this seems obvious, it doesn’t always seem to occur to us we need to do more for them. Good oral care means more than regular brushing and flossing. If we want to keep our teeth and gums healthy, we need to make sure we get them checked at least once a year – preferably twice. Dental exams do a lot of good, and regret will never follow a visit - just read our reviews. Here are a few reasons you should make regular dental appointments to have your mouths checked: Dental Exams Inform When you know more, you can do more. Getting a dental exam is easy to do, and most obvious benefit is it lets you know exactly what is happening with [...]